Down the memory hole: Wright's testimonial deleted from Obama's website

Niiiice catch by Sweetness & Light. Here’s the after and here’s the before, as last cached six days ago. In Obama’s defense, he had no reason to delete it earlier; after all, he you only found out about Wright’s hate sermons this week.

Exit question via David Bernstein, further to the “expedience vs. belief” point I made a few days ago: What was Obama’s motive in joining Trinity? Is he really a true-believin’ America-hater in the Jeremiah mold? Or was he simply hoping (as Yglesias notes) to exploit the affiliation to establish his black “authenticity” among a constituency who might otherwise challenge it? Whatever the answer is, it’s a bad one!